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January 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Practice notes: Osvaldo Alonso misses another session with leg injury

Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso missed another training session Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila with what he confirmed is a groin injury. “He’s making progress,” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. “He sees a specialist today because this is the doctor we wanted him to see. He sees him this afternoon, and after that we’ll have…

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January 28, 2015 at 1:04 PM

New York Red Bulls sign USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan

The slow march of United States men’s national team players back to Major League Soccer continues. Long linked with a move to the L.A. Galaxy, USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan instead signed Wednesday with the New York Red Bulls. NYRB agreed to transfer terms — the terms of which were not disclosed, per MLS policy — with…

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January 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Seattle forward Victor Mansaray called into the U-18 U.S. men’s national team

Sounders forward Victor Mansaray has been called into the U-18 USMNT ahead of the 2015 Copa Chivas Internacional in Guadalajara, Mexico, the club announced Tuesday. The U.S. opens the tournament on Friday against Monarcas Moreila, takes on Cruzeiro Esporte Clube the following day, Club Tijuana on Feb. 2 and Club Deportivo Universidad Católica on Feb. 3. The top…

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January 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Sounders trade defender Eriq Zavaleta to Toronto

Defender Eriq Zavaleta, Seattle’s first-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft, has been traded to Toronto FC in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 draft, the Sounders announced Monday. Zavaleta, 22, was on loan with Chivas USA this past season after making five appearances for Seattle during his rookie appearance in 2013. The Indiana product…

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January 24, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Notes from the practice field: Tyler Miller weighs options, Tyrone Mears shakes off the rust

Reports emerged last week indicating that goalkeeper Tyler Miller, Seattle’s second-round draft pick, had accepted a fourth-division contract to play in Germany. Given that the Sounders traded away the rights to Homegrown Player Sean Okoli to New England for the pick, it appeared Seattle had lost its gamble to convince the young ‘keeper to come…

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January 24, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Seattle players union rep Brad Evans: ‘Absolutely’ willing to strike for free agency

Sounders MLS players union representative Brad Evans spoke to local media about the ongoing league labor negotiations for the first time on Saturday, and he didn’t hold back. Asked whether he was willing to strike for free agency, which he called the “sticking point,” Evans said “absolutely.” Below are his comments in full following Saturday’s season-opening training…

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January 22, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Ante Razov named new Sounders assistant coach

Long-time Major League Soccer standout Ante Razov has been named a new Sounders assistant coach, the club announced Thursday. Razov, who retired in 2009 after a 14-year professional career and is MLS’ fourth all-time leading scorer, spent the last two-plus years coaching the Galaxy U-18s in the L.A. Academy. “I’d kind of been working my way up since my playing…

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January 22, 2015 at 6:25 AM

Sounders release 2015 preseason schedule

The Sounders will travel to both Southern California and Arizona and play in six friendlies during the lead-up to the 2015 Major League Soccer season, the club confirmed Wednesday. The first open practice of the year will take place this Saturday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, and Seattle will practice at Starfire for less than…

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